Meet the needs of students with disabilities in grades pre-K through 12.
Children and teens with learning disorders, developmental delays and other disabilities have special educational needs. PennWest California’s B.S.Ed. in Special Education program provides you with the skills, knowledge and competencies to help these students maximize their potential.
This four-year, on-campus bachelor’s degree program prepares you to work in a variety of settings with children from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.
Utilizing research-based instructional strategies and diagnostic tools, you will develop a thorough understanding of child and adolescent development and appropriate methods for teaching learners with special needs at the preschool, elementary, middle school and high school levels.
As a future teacher, you’ll gain real-world experience in special education classrooms. PennWest California students in the special education degree program complete three field experience courses, in addition to a 15-week student teaching experience.
The special education program also has a technology lab where you can explore instructional technology and practice teaching with it, so you can use these tools effectively during your field experiences and student teaching.